Knowledge Of Absinthe Wormwood

Absinthe wormwood is normally Artemisia Absinthium or Grand Wormwood which is actually a variety of wormwood which does not contain a vast amount of the chemical thujone. the thujone content can be more in the drinks with two types of wormwood. Thujone amounts can differ between brands significantly, some Absinthes only have negligible amounts of thujone, whereas others have up to 35mg/kg. Absinthe with thujone content is restricted in the USA.

Absinthe Wormwood has a controversy?

From a very long time common wormwood is being used in medicine. it has been used before :– To weaken poisoning caused by toadstools and hemlock.- Ways of using it as a tonic.- Fever can be reduced.- it plays the role of a digestive stimulant.- it can be used against parasitic intestinal worms.Green color, bitter taste and name of Absinthe is based on wormwood herb used in it’s preparation. the essential herbal oils in Absinthe cause the popular “louche” effect when water is added to the drink.In the early 1900s Absinthe was banned in many countries because it contained the chemical thujone which has alleged harmful effects. Absinthe drinking was believed to be a danger on a country. Absinthe was claimed to be responsible for the murder of a french family though the killer was actually an alcoholic who consumed plenty of other alcohols after the Absinthe!This drink was enjoyed by most of the writers and artists before it’s illegalization. many European countries banned it except the UK, Spain, Portugal or the Czech Republic.

Absinthe Wormwood Revival

There was never any real evidence linking Absinthe drinking to hallucinations or insanity and it is now known that Absinthe is no worse than any other highly alcoholic drink. Absinthe contains twice the alcoholic content than other drinks so one should be careful while consuming it but Absinthe wormwood is not claimed to be harmful. a large number of Absinthe drinkers do report feeling a funny lucid or clear headed type of drunkenness when consuming a bit too much Absinthe which can be due to the combination of the sedative effects of some of the herbs (and the alcohol content)and the stimulating effects of the Wormwood and other herbs.

Since Absinthe was legalized in many countries in the 1990s there has been a renewed interest, a revival, in Absinthe drinking. there are many different types and brands of Absinthe available to buy and buyers can even order Absinthe essence, to make their own Absinthe, online from companies like AbsintheKit.com.

The thujone content of wormwood should not be used more than 10mg/kg in the European Union and in the United States it can be used only in trace amounts. look for Absinthe that contain real wormwood and herbs not artificial flavors.

Knowledge Of Absinthe Wormwood


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